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in any number of ways. obama administration now predicting some difficult circumstances, transportation secretary ray lahood saying air traffic controllers could be cut causing flight delays and the secretary of education saying the nation's school children will suffer because of strained finances in the state. listen.... >> means a lot more children will not get the kinds of services they need as many as 40,000 teachers could lose their jobs. >> reporter: meantime, plenty of political finger pointing. >> the reason there is no agreement is because there is no leadership from the president on actually recognizing what the problem is. >> why is it that we can't come to the table and agree what cuts need to happen? that is what we should be doing. we shouldn't be passing the blame to the executive branch or saying this is obama's sequester >> reporter: both sides are pessimistic about changes to the agreement. >> heather: with five days left, you can understand why. what are the nation's governors saying? >> they had a meeting over the wined and some went on the sunday talk shows to talk
or eliminate the opportunity for them to guide planes in and out of airports. >> reporter: both president obama and members of congress have not sat down for a last-minute negotiation that could avert this. each side says the other is playing politics with the issue. >> so why is it that we can't come to the table and agree what cuts need to happen? that's what we should be doing. we shouldn't be passing the blame to the executive branch or saying this is obam's sequester. >> reporter: the pentagon would take a major hit, forcing a reduction in training that could mean longer tours of duty for troops in afghanistan. senator john mccain says we should listen to the warnings of the generals. >> if we don't believe our military leaders, who in the world do we believe? i think that what we are doing now to the men and women who are serving is unconscionable because they deserve a predictable life in the military. >> reporter: the nation's governors are worried about what would happen in their own state fist those budget cuts take effect. listen. >> all of this have a real concern about the impact i
, and possibly a new secretary of defense, the obama administration wants a diplomatic success, quote/unquote, which you can achieve by giving into your adversary's position. >> they say the democratic mat tick could be a success. you mentioned john kerry embarking on this trip. what do you think he'll propose on the trip in dealing with the nuclear issue? >> i'm worried what will happen is by legit myselfing the iranian program you increase the risk iran will get to nuclear weapons very quickly. the example of north korea, we've seen their third nuclear test within the past days. that once you get to a certain point, people begin to accept that you are a nuclear power. that's what the north north kors have counted on in the face of stiffer sanctions imposed. the lesson for iran is keep plugging ahead and they'll overcome the west's opposition. once that happens, everything in the middle east changes. >> you've raise add great point, the sanctions against north korea have been much stronger than tehran. they've had three tests already. >> yeah, look, the sanctions against iran are hav
. it looks like all the incentive for obama, after they are saying the world's going to come to an end and running around with their hair on fire, they better make this as bad as they can make tinstead of managing it for the least effect, when have you a 21% increase in the payroll for civilians at the defense department, why do you talk about cutting back aircraft carriers? there is a real fear in my mind that the administration's political agenda is, try to make this look as bad as it can, where everybody else has ever been faced with this, try to do the least impact possible because it is not a big number. sequester's a bad system. that's not the right way to do it. but look, it was obama's idea -- >> shannon: which he says it wasn't. but jack lew, the idea allegedly bubbled through him. but the president will say that congress came up with tthey have to solve it. >> the fact of the matter is -- i don't want to say the truth, it was the white house's idea. the other important fact is in the last year, republicans in the house have twice passed legislation to do away with the sequest
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